Teen Fashion: Let’s Go To The Movies Ally!

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About a month ago I was invited by my friends to go out to the movies in order to celebrate both my birthday and another friend of mine who also shared a birthday in August. We decided that we all wanted to see Guardians of the Galaxy because a lot of kids at my school were talking about how amazing it was. I was super pumped because I always love going to the movies to hang out with my friends. To be completely honest I don’t care for watching the actual movie, I enjoy being able to talk to my friends and I really enjoy movie theater popcorn! Is it just me or does anyone else have an obsession for movie theater popcorn? One of my friends gave me a ride to the movies and it was super fun chilling with them in the car… and we may or may not have sung along to fancy while we were in the car. There are two different movie theaters near where I live and on our ride to the movies, my friend’s grandma accidentally took us to the wrong one. Good thing we left early, because that gave us enough time to drive to the other one and get their on time. One minute later and we would have been late. When we got there we immediately ran out of the car because we saw how long the lines were and we had ten minutes to get tickets before the movie started. Standing in line was pretty cool because the rest of my friends were already there so we just talked about what was new since not all of us went to the same school. After we got our tickets we ran to the popcorn and drink station to fill up our buckets and cups. When I went to go get my usual slushy, (which was a mixture of cherry and coke) they ran out of both flavors! I was sort of upset because I don’t get my slushy fixing unless I go to the movies. So what was I forced to do? I had to get the blue raspberry flavor! How inhumane is that! The world must have been ending! Well that’s what I thought before I tried it. It actually turned out to taste pretty good, not as good as my cherry coke mixture though. Turns out my friends and I know how to hustle when it comes to having ten minutes to get everything together because we made it just seconds before the movie started.

Now it’s time for a movie review!!! I give the movie 3.5 stars out of 5. Now this is pretty good on my rating scale because in order to get 5 stars you gotta be a top notch movie. What I liked about the movie was that it had pretty much everything you could ask for. You’ve go a bit of romance thrown in, scenes that pull at the heart strings, comedy, and tons of action! Now I’m a girl who prefers to see a good battle before a mush love story. If the fight is done well and the action is very engaging then count me in! This movie had a good amount of action and I also enjoyed a lot the funny tidbits that they threw in to keep the audience engaged. After watching that movie my friends and I kept saying “we are groot.” For the sake of spoilers I’ll make sure not to tell you the reason for why we continue to say to this day but it’s pretty cute. I also give credit to the soundtrack that they used! I love 80’s music and that pretty much makes up the soundtrack that is used. I will also admit that I am guilty of singing along to a couple of the songs, but hey! I couldn’t help it, I had to!

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I decided to wear a dress to the movies because I knew that we were going to be taking plenty of group pictures. Now I will admit that it’s and odd choice in order to go watch a marvel movie, but there are no laws against it so YOLO! Yes, I am aware that I am the only teenager left on this planet who still uses yolo. No, I don’t care that I’m the only teenager left because I like how it sounds. Now the dress I wore has a tie-dyed sort of look to it. I usually don’t like tie-dyed clothing but I liked how cool it looked with the blue. I also liked how the back was cut out in a v cut. My favorite part of the dress is how flowy it is! I love twirling in it so much because I get to look at the skirt fly up and spin around. I can’t spin too much though because it’ll fly way up too much… that wouldn’t be good at all, quite embarrassing actually. To add some more flare to the dress, I added a white belt with silver circles on it. I know, the pattern play is quite on point if you ask me. The jewelry I kept pretty simple. Some stud crystal earrings, a simple silver chain necklace, and a cuff with white and silver. My shoes were white sandals. This outfit may look a little simple but it also looks very stylish and you can wear it for many other occasions other than to go to the movies. Say you want to walk around town, go on a date, or attend a nice family gathering, this outfit is perfect for those reasons and more.

Teen Fashion: BETA Induction: Beautiful, Elegant, Tasteful, and Authentic Outift

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So I know it’s been a while but… I GOT INTO THE BETA CLUB!!!. When I first got the letter I was way excited and humbled because only a selected few get chosen. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was (I know, what rock do I live under), but I’ve always heard about how great it is for college applications so I knew this was going to be a great opportunity for me. I read the long and somewhat boring letter to find out more about the club but the gist of it is that it is an educational youth organization that encourages academic achievement, character, leadership, and service so it requires students to do work around the community. You earn points based on the service you do and for how long you do it. I was pumped when I heard about this because I’ve wanted to do community service for a while now but I’ve never seemed to get around to it. The best part is that I’m doing community service with some of my other friends so we get to be able to share these experiences with each other. They give you a certain amount of points that you must withhold in order to stay in the club as well as keeping up a 3.5 average or higher.  When you sign up for BETA, you are given the option to attend the induction. At the BETA induction they talk about what you do in the club, a bit about its history, who are the officers, we pledged to stay pure (ok, that is not what we pledged), and induct new members into the club (I know, it sounds like a huge snooze fest). We had a dress code to go by, which they basically described to us as:  “dress as you would if your grandmother was going to church”. To them that meant no jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and any other informal wear of the sort. Wouldn’t have been easier to just say casual elegant?

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Before the induction ceremony started my mom and I went through the halls of the school and took some pictures of the outfit. I also caught up with a few of my friends that I had not talked to since school started because we no longer have classes together. There were over 170 new sophomores being inducted that night and it was a long process. Trying to line up 170 chatty teenagers in alphabetical order was difficult and no one seemed to want to pay attention to the poor teacher who kept yelling over us to get our attention. I will say that he was not the man for the job, most of the students were taller than him and to top it all of he was sick, so yelling was difficult for him. They should have had some of the cheerleaders bring out their megaphones and allow the man to use it. The induction process was longer than I expected and it got sort of boring, then finally they started pinning kids and giving out certificates. Of course as the socially awkward person I am I went out there walking as if I was the tin man from the Wizard of Oz and needed oil in my joints. I thought I did completely fine just walking and smiling, in fact in my head the walk went down as if I was walking a catwalk or something… and then I saw my mom’s pictures. I wasn’t really smiling, and my walking was stiff and all over the place! But what can I say, at least my outfit looked good and took some attention away from my actions or at least I hope it did.

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teen fashion blog beta club ootd

What I wore was a navy blue dress that had an open back which was covered with lace. I also wore a pearl necklace that had different subtle colors such as a pearl white, light grey, and a soft gold. The bracelet was pearl white as well as my earrings. My shoes were a nude color and brown to go along with the necklace. I made sure to keep the outfit more on the simple side because it was a semi formal event and I didn’t want to wear a color that wasn’t appropriate for the setting. The dress was very comfortable, especially since we were there for more than two hours. I started looking around at what some of the other girls were wearing and I saw a lot of the same things. I saw a lot of maxi and skater dresses paired up with long over sized cover ups. I also saw a lot of girls wearing sandals, I understand it’s still hot outside but this is a semi formal event people! I don’t know about you but when I think semi formal, sandals are definitely not the first thing that comes to mind. Yep! I’m up to a good start this year.

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Loved the back of the dress!

Teen Fashion: First Impressions: Open House Outfit

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Back to School Outfit teen fashion

Back to School Outfit teen fashion

Every year when I go to Open House I always make sure to dress up. Just like when going to an interview for a job, you make sure to look good because it’s all about first impressions. I like my teachers to think that I am well put together and organized because that is what they are going to think of me when I walk into school on the first day. I enjoy getting ready for something since the whole summer I stayed in shorts and a t-shirt most of the time. What I like most about the outfit is the pastel colors paired up with the darker colors. I love the light pink and gold color and how it contrasted so well with each other. I also loved the long striped cardigan over the outfit, it added visual interest.

How do you guys like my hair? I cut it a few weeks back, but it’s a lot shorter now. I have to admit I get frustrated sometimes when trying to style it, but it looks good in the end. It feels so good not having to manage so much hair. 🙂 Besides a change now and then is not bad. What do you think?

Teen Fashion: A Day at the Lake

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About a month ago before I was let out of school, some family friends invited my family to go along with them to Lake Lanier for a boat show. Our family was on board immediately because it’s been a while since we visited the lake or any body of water. I was super excited to go because I heard about a lot of different things we could do there. I thought that we would get to watch boats drive by on the water but they were just parked on a dock. Not what I expected but it was still pretty cool to see all of the different kinds of boats. We then decided that we were just going to park somewhere and chill out by the lake. We couldn’t go in just yet because the water was still kind of cold. My parents played horse shoe and I walked around the shore. We then moved to a different place that had tables so that we could go ahead and eat lunch. Like all people, we just wanted to experience some adrenaline. So what we did was we took these two wheel barrels and used them to slide down the hill. Luckily none of us rode into the water. Once we got done and it was time to leave, we went to a seafood restaurant. I ate crab legs and learned to open them like a pro. I was really proud of myself for being able to pull out a huge chunk of crab meat out of the leg with it intact. I also ordered a pina colada. That was a really fun day and I hope that we get to do it sometime again soon.

It was really hot that day so I made sure to wear something that wouldn’t make me too hot. So what I did was that I wore this gray tank top with green, white, and teal flowers around the neckline as well as on the sides. I also put on some white shorts to match the white flowers on the top of the neckline. I wore some brown and teal sandals so I could stay comfortable and cool. The jewelry I wore are some silver stud earrings and a teal bracelet with a silver and rhinestone bow. Also to shield my eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, I brought a pair of teal sunglasses which also matched my outfit very well.

Teen Fashion: Floral Influence

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Ever since I was smaller I have always seen flowers used in a romantic way. I would see my dad bring home flowers for my mom on their anniversaries or sometimes my dad will just surprise her with a nice bouquet. I would watch some movies where the guy would always give a girl flowers when trying to get her attention. I think it’s such a sweet gesture because flowers may not cost that much, but it’s the small gestures that shows that the person cares. I look forward to the day when a guy will surprise me with flowers and give me a themed date like Augustus Waters does in the Fault In Our Stars.

The outfit that I’m wearing above consists of a floral dress from Abercrombie. The colors include pastel pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. I wore a green sleeve less cover up that matched the green leaves in the dress. The cover up looked a little loose and bland so I added a pink belt over it. Now some of you may remember these combat boots and DIY boot socks from one of my earlier posts. I wore some very simple stud white flower earrings and for the hands I wore two thin bracelets. One bracelet was a white bow and the other one was a pink infinity sign with a heart.

Flowers are symbolic for multiple things, but the main ones are love, unity, growth, and birth. These words are very powerful to the human language and I find it very suiting how an object of nature as beautiful as flowers get’s the honor of symbolizing them. Flowers are nature’s art, it’s a way of looking at beauty and appreciating the sight.

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul”- Luther Burbank

 

Teen Fashion: Cool and Warm Enough

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Spring Break is now over and we went back to school Monday. I hated having to wake up early because I got used to sleeping in till noon. It was kind of funny walking into school Monday because I would look around and find people with really bad tans or people who got sun burned. Plus everyone was walking around as if they were the living dead because they were so tired. All this week we have been going full throttle in our classes  now that our EOCTs (End of Course Test) are coming up. The teachers have been so stressed out with trying to get everything covered which sucks for the students because these are the times we get double the homework. But summer is just around the corner and I’m super excited for the break but after a few days I start to miss my friends and my classmates.

This outfit was taken during spring break in Madison, GA.  The city was such a beautiful place and there were flowers everywhere which I loved. I will be talking about the city and a few things we did while we were there in one of my upcoming posts so you guys can get a feel for it. It was such a cool place and I definitely would recommend for people to take a nice trip there.

Spring break was kind of cold for us down here in Georgia so I had to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants to go to Madison. I wore a white tank top with a long black and gray striped cardigan over it. I also pared it with a white, black, and gray beaded necklace. I also added dark purple pants to the outfit to give it an unexpected color. The shoes matched the gray in the top of the shirt. The outfit was perfect to go walking in because when it was cold I had the cover up and once it got warmer I could just take off the cover up and just wear the tank top and the outfit would still look nice. Once I got home I had to do some serious washing because the pollen got all over my clothes, the shoes looked yellow instead of gray by the time we were done walking.

Teen Fashion: Crawfish Boil Outfit

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Teen fashion blog cardigans and necklaces

Teen fashion blog cardigans and necklaces

Have you guys ever seen what crawfish look like? Recently I just went to a crawfish bake at a friend’s house. I was a little skeptical at first because when I would see them on TV they always looked like a cross between a spider and a crab. Also I would hear people talking about how the right way to eat crawfish was by sucking out the juices in the head, which did not sound very appetizing to me at all. When we were getting ready to eat the crawfish my mom’s friend dumped out the crawfish and everything that was cooked with on a table. I looked into the big pile of miniature looking lobsters and I could see potatoes, shrimp, sausage, garlic, and corn. It looked and smelled great! I started off with some of the potatoes and shrimp and finally built up the courage to try the crawfish. My dad had to show me how to open it up, which is a really messy process. I then ate it and it tasted a bit similar to crab. I liked the flavor of it, but I think I’m more of a shrimp girl. Life is all about experiences after all! so crawfish boil, checked.

Not much to say about the outfit. We were finally getting rid of the winter weather so wearing a dress was super welcomed. In addition I wore it to such a messy feast because I was meeting my mom’s friend for the first time and I wanted to look presentable. I always hear that the first impression is the most important impression. I posted a picture of the crawfish boil on Instagram so follow me at cardigansandnecklaces to see that picture and other random pictures. 🙂

Tribal Nation Series: My Closet Tribal Outfit

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Teen fashion blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

For my sister’s birthday last weekend, the whole family went to the zoo. It was a lot of fun to get to see all the animals, especially since the last zoo I went to was the one in Washington D.C. but we arrived late and none of the animals where out. I swear the only animals we really got to see at the Smithsonian Zoo was the squirrels running around, not very fun. At the zoo in Atlanta, there were all sorts of super amazing animals, even some that I just wanted to stuff into my bag and take home. Like for real, who wouldn’t want a baby Panda? I think my favorite animal to see was the gorillas because there were a lot of them and they were very interactive. You could even see one of the mothers with her baby on her back and the silver back hanging out around all the women. One of the ugliest animals there would  have to be the naked mole rat, their teeth are so big and they look like wrinkly hot dogs. The zoo was divided into different continents and the animal were placed inside the continent they would most likely be found in. I really like the Africa section because it had the elephants and the giraffes which were really cool as well to look at.  Something I got to experience at the zoo was trying dipping dots for the first time. I got cookie dough flavor and that was so much fun to eat. The texture was really weird yet enjoyable at the same time. Not to mention that the flavors were really good as well.

I took my tribal outfit picture in the African section of the zoo because when I think of Africa I think of small tribes. I wore a tribal pattern dress which had a lot of blue, orange, green, and brown. I wore a denim jacket to add some layers other than just the dress. I wore wood studded earrings with a wood bangle and a small wood beaded bracelet which was used to bring out the brown in the dress a bit more. I added a brown and teal blue belt which contrasted really well against the colors of the dress. I wore teal and brown sandals which were also colors found in the dress. I didn’t wear a necklace with this outfit because it would just get lost in the pattern and no one would really be able to see it.

For The Love of Fashion Series: LOL (Lots of Love)

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Valentine's Day Outfit teen fashion blog

Valentine's Day Outfit teen fashion blog

Everyone has a different meaning of love, we all like to define it in different ways. On Dictionary.com love is defined as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person”. My definition for love is deeper than the meaning that Dictionary.com gives. Love to me is the biggest thing out there, without love you can’t live life to the fullest. Love can make a person, but it can also break one. Love is essential to my every day life, without it, I feel incomplete. No one can know the true definition of love unless they have experienced it themselves. You can’t go off what other people say because love may mean something different to them compared to your definition. I believe that love is shown through actions, these actions can be small or big.

Love can be small things that make you happy and feel special. I experience love from my parents when they kiss me good night every night. I experience love from my sister when she tries to make me laugh when I’m feeling down. Love is when you can make a person smile constantly. When you are willing to do anything just to cheer them up, even if it means that they have to make a fool of themselves. Love is when the person wants to make things easier for you and help you out with small tasks as much as possible. My mom told me that love is when my dad brings her coffee every morning. Love is when they wait to laugh when you fall down after they have helped you up and made sure you were ok. Love is when someone is willing to give up some of their food for you, I don’t know about you but I would feel super special if someone was willing to give me their last cookie. Some of these small actions may seem dumb, but it’s always the smaller things that make up bigger things.

Love can also include a lot of big things that may be performed among the people who love you, or things you do for the people you love. Love can be shown through trust. Trusting one another can show love because you know that the person is there for you . Love is when you can look at the person you love and thank the heavens that you have them. When I am apart from my parents for a long time, I start to miss them and want them by my side. Love is when you can’t go long periods of time without talking or seeing that one person. Love is when you can be yourself around that person because you know they won’t judge you. Love is when you will do anything to keep the other out of danger and harm. Love is what completes a human being.

I found this outfit at Marshall’s one day when I was shopping and thought this was a great dress for a Valentine’s Day date. I thought this dress was perfect because it wasn’t too much red and pink. People like to think that you need to go overboard with the red and pink in their outfits to create a Valentine’s Day outfit. I thought this dress was appropriate because it had red and pink roses (red and pink combos were all over F/W 2014 Fashion Week). I used a dark blue flat to attract more attention to the dress. I used pink gem hoop earrings and thin red bracelets. I didn’t want to over do it with the jewelry because I wanted all eyes on the dress. I used a darker lip color (appropriate for a teenager) because of all the dark colors going on the outfit. You don’t have to over do it on the typical Valentine’s Day colors, all you need to do is incorporate a little in and you have the perfect outfit.

Teen Fashion: Snowed Out

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Snow Day teen fashion blog

Snow Day teen fashion blog

Snow Day teen fashion blog

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Snow Day teen fashion blog

As I have mentioned before I live in Atlanta (the south of the United States) where snow is very rare, so when it does snow here everybody goes sort of crazy. We were hit yesterday with a snow storm that brought to the area between 1 to 4 inches of snow. You might think that is not a lot (and it is not) but the state was not ready for it. The schools didn’t cancel classes which caused an even bigger chaos. People got stranded in their cars on the interstate for over 12 hours, a woman had a baby in her car and hundreds of kids either got stranded on their buses in the roads or slept at their schools. I guess I was one of the “lucky” ones as it only took me 5 hours to get home. Waiting on the bus was particularly stressful, some of the kids jumped out the windows and ran home. Trees on the road, car accidents, and my bus getting stuck in a ditch all caused me getting home late to a frantic mother. A police officer from the Sheriff Department finally brought me home. I was so grateful.  As any normal teen would be, we were all very excited because of the snow but I was especially excited since I had never experience snow before.

Today was a snow day and tomorrow there is not going to be any school either. I was so cold yesterday that I didn’t really play in the snow, I was tired and just wanted to be inside. Today my sister and I pretty much spent all day outside. We tried making a snowman but that didn’t work out. It was still fun, we sang “Do you want to build a snowman?” from the movie Frozen while we were trying to build it. We used our boogie boards to go sledding down our driveway which is a small hill. My sister would sing “Let it go” as she would go down. We tried making a few snowballs, but we had gloves on so it was hard to pack it. I must admit that for my first time seeing snow, I had lots of fun looking at its beauty and playing in it with my sister and my mom. To warm up my sister and I made hot chocolate and popcorn to go along with our movie Mulan. Have you ever been stranded in your car due to weather?